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4-1 vote means 18 more firefighters for Gainesville

Councilman George Wangemann was the only council member Tuesday morning who voted against a federal grant that would allow the city to hire 18 new firefighters.

September 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville cuts funding for Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Gainesville City Council voted Tuesday to withdraw funding from the Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau and use the money to market city tourism attractions on its own.

September 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hospital, health agencies prepare for flu season

For Northeast Georgia Medical Center, this fall is like any other flu season - encourage visitors and staff to wash hands and use tissues.

September 14, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hall school system able to rehire 23 laid-off teachers

Staffing is settling into place for Hall County schools as nearly two dozen teachers laid off last school year are back to work.

September 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Contractor could be liable for late parking deck finish

It is still uncertain whether the contractor building Gainesville's new downtown parking deck will be held liable for not completing the deck on time.

September 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County cleaning up closed landfill

Hall County will present the findings of a study on groundwater pollution from an old landfill at 5 p.m. today in the Courthouse Annex.

September 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Commerce special election canceled

The special election set for today in the city of Commerce has been canceled.

September 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


West Jackson residents participate in comprehensive plan process

BRASELTON - Who said coloring is just for kids?

September 14, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson updating its personnel policies

JEFFERSON - Jefferson officials are busy updating existing personnel polices and procedures manuals, including taking a look at employee sick time.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


This time last year, gas was topping $4 a gallon

A year ago today, fuel prices in Georgia peaked at a staggering $4.17 per gallon of regular gasoline.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood OKs contract for sidewalk project

OAKWOOD - A long-awaited improvements project is now poised to get under way in downtown Oakwood.

September 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gas line work will limit traffic flow on U.S. 129

Travel will be limited on Cleveland Highway crossing Lake Lanier this week.

September 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Registration extended for BULLI classes at Brenau

There is space left in the Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute's fall courses, which start Sept. 28.

September 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson city clerk keeps busy with dual responsibilities

JEFFERSON - Elizabeth McDonald wears several hats in the city of Jefferson.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New hospital garden helps soothe patients

Rarely is a hospital visit not met with heavy doses of pain or stress. While doctors nurse the body back to health, more hospitals are using gardens to rejuvenate the spirit.

September 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Cresswind subdivision about to embark on tunnel project

The fast-growing Cresswind at Lake Lanier subdivision in Gainesville isn't just adding houses, as passing motorists will notice firsthand.

May 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Similar number of incidents seen by local agencies over holiday weekend

The final tally for Georgia State Patrol and the Department of Natural Resources looked similar to last year for the busy Memorial Day weekend.

May 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County moves to scrap Civil Service Board without state’s help

Hall County officials are now moving unilaterally on a proposal to scrap the Civil Service Board after the proposal stalled in the state legislature. The board hears and decides disciplinary appeals brought by terminated or demoted employees.

May 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man accused by Oakwood Police of swerving at officer’s car

A Gainesville man faces numerous charges after three Oakwood Police officers said they chased after him and collided near Frontage and Mundy Mill roads.

May 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man charged with DUI in Sunday morning wreck

A Flowery Branch man has been charged with DUI in a Sunday morning wreck in West Hall County that injured himself and four others.

May 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: DOT says traffic has gotten better since Exit 4 work

The Georgia Department of Transportation says northbound exit ramps changes at the Ga. 20/Buford Drive interchange off Interstate 985 are working well.

May 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Partnership to improve views, streams at Amicalola Falls

The Southeast's tallest cascading waterfall is situated in Dawsonville, but a majority of it cannot be seen through the surrounding trees.

May 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Buford man competes in ‘American Ninja Warrior’

Buford native Trent Jarrett has been watching "American Ninja Warrior" since he was 8 years old.

May 25, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


The Local Agenda: More than $22,000 in water refunds unclaimed

The Gainesville Public Utilities Department is looking for customers owed refunds on their closed water accounts.

May 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Proposed Glades Reservoir getting more expensive

The cost of the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall has already exceeded $15 million, and taxpayers will likely soon pump more money into the project on consulting fees and additional environmental studies.

May 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Memorial Day Parade honors fallen veterans

Young and old lined both sides of Green Street on Monday, waving flags and cheering.

May 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lula sets aside money for caboose restoration

Lula is moving forward on improvements to its iconic red caboose, even though details are still being worked out.

May 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: Gainesville High confers three honorary diplomas

Three longtime Gainesville High School supporters received honorary diplomas from the school last week as a thank-you for their support.

May 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wounded veteran receives 'gift of a lifetime'

On a recent afternoon, the springtime sun warming their shoulders, two men talk at the edge of a pond. Behind them, hulking silhouettes of the Blue Ridge Mountains cut their way into the horizon.

May 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Boating licenses up in first year since law change

Patrolling the lake, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Ranger First Class Eric Isom carries with him the remembrances of recent boating tragedies.

May 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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